About the local hosting organizationOne of the leading language centres in Samara, Ya-Polyglot develops and implements a variety of programs in the field of foreign language learning for adults and children. At Ya-Polyglot, we teach those languages which have the highest demand worldwide: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian as a foreign language.
About the volunteer work- organize language activities of English (and/or French, Spanish, German) as a foreign language for children and teenagers (2-4 academic hours per day), - prepare a staged song/sketch/poem etc in a foreign language with children for the Parents' Day concert, - prepare and make a presentation for children about the Volunteer's own country, its culture, traditions etc. - to prepare and supervise culture, sports and other activities taking place at the camp, - use a variety of methods to encourage development and personal growth of children; - to modify camp activities in accordance with children's interests and abilities; - encourage children's interest in foreign languages; - create language environment and motivate children to communicate in foreign languages; - immediately inform the Camp Coordinator of any accidents or/and violent incidents in the camp. The Volunteer is to organize 2-4 academic hours of language activities (1 academic hour = 45 minutes) a day and to have 4-6 hours a day organizing, preparing and supervising sports, culture, entertainment and other activities.
Local accommodationHostel in Samara (food is provided). Volunteers cook by themselves. While at the camp the Volunteer is provided with food (5 meals a day) and accommodation (room to share with 3 other people, adjacent bathroom with a shower)
About the project locationThe project takes place at Children's camp 'Nadezhda' (Samara region, Russia). This camp is located in picturesque green forested areas near the Volga river and have a large territory with lots of sports grounds and open-air swimming pools. The camp also has 24-hour security guards and medical personnel The volunteer arrives in Samara 3 days before leaving to the camp area. During this period the Volunteer stays in a hostel and has a chance to enjoy excursions. While in the camp area the Volunteer can have 2 days off. The schedule of working days and days off is to be agreed with Camp Coordinator within the first three days of the camp in order not to have the day off for all the volunteers on the same day. The Volunteer can spend their days off either in Samara hostel or in the camp.